Carol L. Dufner
Carol L. Dufner, 80, died at 2:50 pm, Tuesday October 30, 2012, with her husband and daughters by her side, after a seven month battle with gall bladder cancer. She was born on November 28, 1931 in Springfield, to W. Ben and Helen (Nagel) Keefner, who preceded her in death.
She graduated from Lanphier High School. She married Carrol Dufner, a high school classmate, on June 7, 1952 and moved to San Antonio, TX, while he was in the Air Force. She and Carrol celebrated their 60th anniversary this past June.
She was active in the Girl Scouts and was a homemaker. She had an at home farm bookkeeping business for 20 years. Then she was a part time worker at Federated Funeral Directors for ten years, retiring in 2000.
She loved to play bridge and she and three of her girlfriends have played bridge two days a month for the last 32 years.
She is survived by her husband Carrol; daughters, Nancy Begue, Deborah (Max) Dillahunty and Stephanie (Kirk) McHenry; three granddaughters; two grandsons, one great granddaughter and one great grandson and a cousin, Lois (Roger) Greene.
Visitation: 4 – 7 pm, Thursday, November 1, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 10 am, Friday, November 2, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor Brad Ferris officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Illinois or to any cancer organization.